My friend Jenna (our former nanny) texted me right after my jog, with this:
"What are your happy colors right now?"
What a great question. I LOVE this question. I love it so much that I literally sat right down and created this.
I personally don't believe that your happy colors change — at least not drastically. Otherwise, they would not technically be your happy colors, yes? However, within each color family I have noticed shifts in color preference from time to time. I have also noticed that I gravitate towards using certain colors (for example ORANGE) more than others depending on the season of the year, my mood, trends in the industry or in our culture in general. I also enjoy my happy colors in varying combination and proportions. So, RIGHT now … while I will always love my standby yellow "frog" green I am enjoying a more true-ish hue with even a touch of blue in it — a sort of "bright" aspen green. I am especially liking this green in combination with my always happy turquoise, which has shifted ever so slightly to the sky blue side of things (perhaps this is the influence of spring?)
Oddly enough I woke up this morning, checked my Alltop Scrapbooking NEWS widget (see left) and read, on Craft Gossip, about Beth Opel's "What Color Are You" posted at CreatingKeepsakes.com
While this isn't the easiest quiz to take (wish it had been in survey form) it is a FUN diversion and just might lead to some personal insight, not only regarding what colors say about you, but also about how and why you are motivated in this life-changing hobby of ours.
I took the quiz and found that I did NOT have a predominate color — this likely underscores what we already know.
A. I'm a chromophile
B. I'm border schizophrenic in my approach to color (??)
Seriously, my quiz responses had an almost even split among ALL colors, except PURPLE. This is interesting to me because purple is in fact my least favorite color. Notice, I did not say I don't like it. I just like it least of all.
This then (according to Beth and her research) is the description that least describes me. I have to agree.
You are the fashionista of scrapbooking. You are aware of current
trends, and your pages are stylish and elegant. You probably enjoy
learning new techniques. You may actually create layouts about
yourself. Journaling is important to you, and your albums express who
I'm definitely NOT a fashionista and I'm often completely unaware or oblivious to current trends. I would say rather than stylish and elegant, my pages are playful and authentic. I don't mind learning new techniques, but I'm certainly not motivated by them. I do create layouts about myself and journaling is important to me, but I prefer short, snippets of conversation and insight over long essay-style journaling.
veddy interesting, for sure!
I challenge you to take the quiz, read ALL of the scrapbooker definitions and then perhaps create something this weekend that will help you answer Jenna's query:
What are YOUR Happy Colors Right NOW?